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Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

2020 UMSAT Show Hanging Poster

2020 UMSAT Show Advertising Front of Postcard

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Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020


Fred Stonehouse

Maritime Historian and Superb Story Teller

More Speakers

Friday Night at the Movies
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Main Show

(Meet and Greet Party with Food and Beverages)
At The Holiday Inn Hospitality Room
(Next Door to Jimmy's)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

For more information on the 2019 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2020 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents

2020 UMSAT Show Exhibitors Contract

UMSAT Show 2020 Exhibitors Sponsors Registration Form

  UMSAT Booth Table Layout at Jimmy's Event Center

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving or adventure travel experiences.

Please let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at a future UMSAT Show!

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Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!

GLSPS Project Sponsors

Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
Thank you, Scott and Tracy!

Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. You will be required to show your GLSPS Membership Card.  They have also loaned us a GoPro HD video camera for a few projects. Thank you, Steve and Jolene!

Videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center filmed in Lake Michigan on a Milwaukee charter trip. Click on their above logo for information to join them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks.
Prins Willem
The Dredge 906

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Just For Fun

In 1999, we completed our pilot sink-a-ship project by sinking the Just For Fun, our 37-foot ferro-cement sailboat in Beaver Bay. This created a lot of interest in the DNR. We sent a letter in January to Allen Garbor, the commissioner of the DNR, requesting State Parks division to work with us to evaluate the feasibility of intentionally sinking a larger vessel. The DNR responded with an expression of interest and commending us on our leadership. They have requested that we write a project proposal.

We will be working with the Region 2 DNR Planner, Jim Weseloh, and the Regional Parks Manager, Jim Willford, to address all the issues involved. We are currently working on a proposal that would result in the intentional sinking a much larger vessel that would have historical significance to the north shore of Lake Superior.

There was a good turn out of both boat and shore spectators to watch GLSPS sink the ferro-cement sailboat, Just For Fun, on June 12.

Thanks to everyone for helping make the first intentional sinking on the North Shore such a success!
The City of Beaver Bay and local merchants
provided parking and refreshment stands.
Waiting for the time to tow her out to the site.
The Coast Guard arrives from Bayfield to oversee the sinking.
Towing Just For Fun out into the bay to sink.
Waiting and waiting and waiting.
After about 1 hour and 20 minutes, she finally sinks.